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 Post subject: Dodgy ECU?!?!
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Hi
I have an automatic 1996 Fairlane LTD V8. Now it's been in the shop for over 2 weeks, has had fuel filter, fuel pump, coil, distributor replaced and air flow metre checked plus a sensor replaced and demister hose replaced... $800 later and we are still at square one with a car that idles rough and stalls or just stops! Not happy! Especially when we weren't asked before all this has been replaced!
So we have asked around and a friend has a v8 wagon around same year model doing the same and has been told its the computer! Now we would rather buy a computer and fit it ourselves than keep paying this dipstick to replace things that isn't helping!
Our computer code is 6DGC.
What we need to know is, will another coded computer fit our car or do we have to find one with that exact code for it to work???
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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:07 pm 
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May sound stupid... But have you checked the computer for codes?

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 Post subject: Re: Dodgy ECU?!?!
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:15 pm 
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We haven't done anything with it so far as we're not 100% sure, and don't know if anyone in our town knows anything bout them!!!
The catch code (I think it's called) on the barcode sticker says 6DGC. There's one on eBay with 4DEG, and says Ford EF NF V8 Falcon Fairmont Fairlane Ghia Auto ECU Computer in good working order. The catch code is 4DEG. Wondering if it would fit or not!?!?
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 Post subject: Re: Dodgy ECU?!?!
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Yes well check it for codes first...

Up the top, hover on resources, then click tech docs... Then find the part in the e series section about getting codes out of the computer...

This will soon tell you if it one sensor in particular that is out of range...

I have only ever heard of/seen one computer die... They are very robust and while I'm not saying yours hasn't died, it would be worth doing the free stuff before spending any money...

The computer catch code is:

First Digit: YOM (ie 4 is 1994, 6 is 1996)
Second Digit: Spec (D= Ford, T=Tickford)
Third Digit: Transmission (A=Manual, B=Auto)
Four Digit: Computer Revision (A is first then if they change the tune they move to B, so on)...

I don't know how the catch code distinguishes a V8... And as they went on they started throwing odd letters in... Again I'm pretty sure there is a page in the library of what computer was out of what and how you could compare them... Never take the car description on ebay for granted... A lot of sellers think what suits one car suits all and they're often wrong...

Again I know very little about the V8 computers, someone else on here will chime in when they see it... But start with the free stuff...

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Tim

 

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